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PHT Morning Skate: Robertson’s Calder push; Canucks extend Pearson

Kathryn Tappen, Patrick Sharp and Dominic Moore break down the West Division and discuss how St. Louis can overcome injuries to win a playoff spot while San Jose's experience may also give them a boost down the stretch.

Welcome to the PHT Morning Skate, a collection of links from the NHL and around the hockey world. Have a link you want to submit for the PHT Morning Skate? Email us at phtblog@nbcsports.

• Can Jason Robertson of the Stars challenge Kirill Kaprizov for the Calder Trophy? [Dallas Morning News]

• The Canucks have given Tanner Pearson a three-year, $9.75M extension. [Province]

• The case for bubble hockey in the playoffs: “If the COVID-19 outbreak in Vancouver has showed us anything, it’s that the NHL is one outbreak away from jeopardizing the season. One player testing positive can easily multiply into 18 players in a matter of days. It’s difficult enough when that happens in the middle of a season. But try to imagine that happening in the middle of a playoff series.” [Toronto Sun]

• If Nick Foligno moves on from Columbus these three destinations would suit him best. [1st Ohio Battery]

• Why the Bruins could use a defenseman like Zdeno Chara right about now. [Boston Globe]

• P.K. Subban, Chris Driedger, and Mattias Ekholm are a few trade candidates who may not move before Monday’s deadline. [Featurd]

• What players like Taylor Hall and David Savard could provide new teams if they’re traded in the next few days. [NBC Sports Edge]

• Nine defensemen teams might target. [PHT]

• Henrik Lundqvist is still hoping for an NHL return after heart surgery. [PHT]

• Joe Pavelski’s off-ice venture is connecting professionals with developing players. [The Hockey News]

• Former NWHLPA executive director Anya Packer is the new GM of the Metropolitan Riveters. [The Ice Garden]


Sean Leahy is a writer for Pro Hockey Talk on NBC Sports. Drop him a line at or follow him on Twitter @Sean_Leahy